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New England Corn Muffins
By May 14, 2021 Read More →

New England Corn Muffins

Makes 12 muffins or corn sticks 1 egg, well beaten1 1/2 cups buttermilk1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup flour1 1/2 cups corn meal1 teaspoon sugar3 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1/4 cup melted butter 1. Heat oven to 450 degrees,2. Grease muffin tins. (Calvin preferred the cast iron corn stick pan) and place in oven while you […]

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Fish Sauce
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Fish Sauce

1 tablespoon mayonnaise3 egg yolks, well beaten1/2 teaspoon dry mustard1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce12 capers, finely chopped2 pimentos, finely chopped 1. Blend all ingredients together.2. Drizzle over baked white fish just before serving.

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Back in Time for Lunch with Julia Child
By May 7, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Lunch with Julia Child

I wonder if any of you ever got to meet Julia Child during one of several trips she and her husband Paul made to the area in the 1980s and 1990s? The closest I ever got was a glimpse of her as she passed me in the hallway at South Meadow School in 1993, when […]

Avocado Citrus Salad
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Avocado Citrus Salad

Avocado Citrus SaladServes 6This recipe appeared in a cooking magazine just about the time of Julia’s visit in 1983. I think it was the first recipe I made that used avocados. It’s still one of my all-time favorite salads. Light and delicious!2 large pink grapefruit2 navel oranges1 avocado1/2 red onion, cut crosswise and into thin […]

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Baked White Fish
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Baked White Fish

Baked White FishServes 4-61 1/2 lbs. of any white fish (Julia loved sole so that would be a good choice)1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon mayonnaise1/8 teaspoon onion powder1/8 teaspoon white pepper1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1 1/2 teaspoon melted butter 1. Oil or butter a shallow baking dish large enough to accommodate the fish without […]

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Back in Time for Dinner with Ralph Waldo Emerson
By April 30, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Dinner with Ralph Waldo Emerson

  Before Covid forced many museums to temporarily close their doors, I had the chance to visit Ralph Waldo Emerson’s home in Concord, MA. Emerson and his second wife Lidian lived with their four children in their Concord house for 47 years. Upon purchasing the house in 1835, he wrote to his brother that he […]

Bread and Jam Pudding
By April 30, 2021 Read More →

Bread and Jam Pudding

BreadButterJam1 1/2 cups milk1 tablespoon sugar2 eggs1. Grease a 3 cup tin or mold with butter.2. Remove crusts from bread and spread with butter and then jam.3. Cut bread into 1″ wide strips and place them lightly into the mold, filling it nearly to the top.4. Beat eggs well, add sugar and milk and mix […]

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Lamb Dressed with Spinach
By April 30, 2021 Read More →

Lamb Dressed with Spinach

Lamb Dressed with SpinachServes 4-64-6 lamb cutlets8 cups spinach, loosely packed1/2 cup beef broth1/4 cup heavy cream1/2 cup butter1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1. Boil spinach in salted water. (Today I would probably just saute the washed, slightly damp spinach until it became limp.) Drain well.2. Finely chop the spinach. (Today you might use a food processor.)3. […]

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Back in Time for Lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt
By April 23, 2021 Read More →

Back in Time for Lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt

Back in Time for Lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt While browsing through the 1936 issues of the Transcript, I came across a blurb about Eleanor Roosevelt driving through New Hampshire and stopping in Peterborough. That got me thinking about how I would have entertained Eleanor if I had the opportunity to meet her. Here’s what we […]

Fried Scrapple
By April 23, 2021 Read More →

Fried Scrapple

Fried Scrapple- A Frugal Meal During the Great DepressionServes 4-6In the 1930s, the sausage for this meal would have been made by mixing spices to offal (pork scraps including feet, heart, liver, cleaned intestines, and whatever else was a leftover but still edible part from butchering a pig). 1 1/2 pounds sausage2 cups whole milk1 […]

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